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> {quote:title=tiffany26 wrote:}{quote}

> I would also like to see more couple pairing DVD sets. Take Clark Gable for instance. He made 8 films with Joan Crawford, 7 with Myrna Loy (who I really love to watch) and 6 with Jean Harlow. Those are DVD collections right there.

 

Hi tiffany, welcome to the forums :)

 

Unless my memory is playing tricks on me, I think they used to do that kind of thing (couple pairings sets) back in the days of laserdiscs. It's a shame they aren't doing it much these days (except maybe stuff like the Myrna Loy/William Powell set)

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I would like to have a box set of Conrad Veidt's English films since they are not available or shown anywhere.

 

-I Was A Spy

-Rome Express

-F.P.1

-Bella Donna

-Wilhelm Tell

-Jew S?ss

-The Passing of the Third Floor Back

-King of the Damned

-The Wandering Jew

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I'd like to see good DVD sets for

 

JOHN GILBERT (Flicker Alley has an upcoming 2-DVD set in July)

 

GLORIA SWANSON (still lots of her films not on DVD)

 

MARION DAVIES (one of the most underrated stars of all)

 

WILLIAM HAINES (I don't care about the gay icon bit)

 

RICHARD BARTHELMESS (major star of his time)

 

COLLEEN MOORE (many of her silents are lost, but....)

 

BESSIE LOVE (cute as a button)

 

JOAN CRAWFORD (many of her silents are quite good)

 

NORMA and CONSTANCE TALMADGE (among the biggest silent stars

 

LILLIAN GISH (maybe the best actress of the silent era)

 

MAE MURRAY (exotic and over the top but fascinating)

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John Garfield.

 

How 'bout a 10 film box set (with a bonus disc if you act now!):

 

*Four Daughters* (1938)

*Dust Be My Destiny* (1939)

*Castle on the Hudson* (1940)

*Saturday's Children* (1940)

*Out of the Fog* (1941)

*Dangerously They Live* (1942)

*The Fallen Sparrow* (1943)

*Pride of the Marines* (1945)

*Nobody Lives Forever* (1946)

*The Breaking Point* (1950)

*He Ran All the Way* (1951)

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I do this already.

When I get "dupe discs" of movies, I bundle them into box sets just so they take up less room on the shelf. The only tough part is making covers that list all the discs/movies inside.

 

I tried to post my "Naughty Stanwyk" collection cover, but can't seem to reduce it to fit on this board. It has 10? A Dance, Night Nurse, Shopworn, BabyFace, Lady Eve & Ball of Fire.

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A William Holden boxset would be good but only if it contains his films that you can't buy yet on dvd especially here in the UK like

The Moon is Blue

Executive Suite

The World of Suzy Wong

Dear Ruth/Wife

Miss Grant Takes Richmond

 

Nina :D

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I may have missed it, but I don't think anyone has mentioned the great Mickey Rooney.

 

I guess he's already been featured in the excellent box set of Mickey/Judy musicals, but he made so many other good movies that he really should have his own box set.

 

Actually, I'd recommend two sets for Mickey:

 

-- a Hardy Family set (8 discs, with 2 movies per disc) -- I really hope that we've waited this long for a Hardy set because Warner is recording commentary from Mr. Rooney and Ann Rutherford, the two Hardy regulars who are still alive; and

 

-- a Mickey Rooney collection with films like Thoroughbreds Don't Cry, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (already on an Archives DVD-R), The Human Comedy, maybe a two-movie disc of the related Ah, Wilderness! (already on Archives) and Summer Holiday, another two-movie disc with good supporting roles like Lord Jeff/The Devil is a Sissy; heck, throw in National Velvet just because it's great, even though it's already on DVD.

 

Mickey Rooney is one of the few remaining major stars from MGM's golden years -- I wish they'd honor him with a Hardy set especially while he's still around to enjoy the attention. (Maybe they could also show a little generosity, too, by cutting him in for some compensation.)

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Ginger Rogers...

 

Primrose Path

Bachelor Mother

Star of Midnight

Vivacious Lady

I'll Be Seeing You

Professional Sweetheart

Romance In Manhattan

In Person

Rafter Romance

A Shriek In the Night

 

Robert Montgomery...

 

Lovers Courageous

Piccadilly Jim

The Man In Possession

The Lady of Mrs. Cheyney

Faithless

Fast and Loose

Night Must Fall

Rage In Heaven

Ride the Pink Horse

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> {quote:title=BingFan wrote:}{quote}

>a Hardy Family set (8 discs, with 2 movies per disc) -- I really hope that we've waited this long for a Hardy set because Warner is recording commentary from Mr. Rooney and Ann Rutherford, the two Hardy regulars who are still alive; and

 

I'd buy that set even without the commentary, although that would make a nice extra. But you're right -- Mickey Rooney was a big money-maker for MGM and it would be smart of them to return the favor. I'm sure the set would sell, especially since a new generation of moviegoers probably know him from "Night at the Museum."

 

Di

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Count me among those who'd also like to see a DVD boxset of the Hardy films, even though I've recorded all of them when they have been shown on TCM. What would really make the boxset special, though, would be some nifty extra features.

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> {quote:title=drednm wrote:}{quote}

> I'd like to see good DVD sets for

>

> JOHN GILBERT (Flicker Alley has an upcoming 2-DVD set in July)

>

> GLORIA SWANSON (still lots of her films not on DVD)

>

> MARION DAVIES (one of the most underrated stars of all)

>

> WILLIAM HAINES (I don't care about the gay icon bit)

>

> RICHARD BARTHELMESS (major star of his time)

>

> COLLEEN MOORE (many of her silents are lost, but....)

>

> BESSIE LOVE (cute as a button)

>

> JOAN CRAWFORD (many of her silents are quite good)

>

> NORMA and CONSTANCE TALMADGE (among the biggest silent stars

>

> LILLIAN GISH (maybe the best actress of the silent era)

>

> MAE MURRAY (exotic and over the top but fascinating)

 

 

 

Yes! Norma and Constance Talmadge. I have been wanting to see some of their silents ever since I read Jeanine Basinger's book _Silent Stars_. Along with Marion Davies and RinTinTin.

 

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I'd really love a George Sanders box set. I've always thought he was one of the most amazing character actors, even if he didn't star often. Same with Charles Laughton.

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The Talmadge sisters were HUGE stars and few of their films exist.

 

Constance was terrific in *Intolerance.* Others from the teens include *The Matrimaniac* and *A Pair of Silk Stockings,* and a couple of her 20s comedies exist like *The Primitive Lover, The Duchess of Buffalo,* and *The Love Expert* (which I just got).

 

Apparently *Her Sister from Paris* also exists and there is debate on where and if her last 3 films, *Venus of Venice, Breakfast at Sunrise, Venus,* exist.

 

Norma's films are just as spotty. We have at least partial versions of the 1920s' *Secrets, Kiki,* and *The Lady,* and both talkies exist: *New York Nights* and *DuBarry, Woman of Passion.*

 

From the teens some short features exist: *Going Straight, The Children in the House, The Forbidden City,* and *The Social Secretary*.

 

There are also some short films for both from pre-1915 era.

 

Considering Norma made more than 160 films and Constance (who never even tried a talkie) made more than 80, that's not a very good survival rate.

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My ideal BARBARA STANWYCK collection:

 

Remember the Night (this is all I need really)

The Lady Eve

Meet John Doe

Sorry Wrong Number

DOuble Indemnity

Christmas in Connecticut

Ball of Fire

 

There are so many good ones but this would be the best for me.

Now I'd like some box sets of character actors, please.

 

Thomas Mitchell

 

Mr Smith Goes to WaShington

Long Voyage Home

It's a Wonderful Life

Gone With the Wind

Stagecoach

 

*Eugene Pallette*

 

Platinum Blonde

The Adventures of Robin Hood

My Man Godfrey

The Lady Eve

The Big Street

Mr Smith Goes to Washington

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